Cops: She had the cash, but shoplifted anyway
Published 1:31 pm, Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Police reeled in a woman they allege shoplifted $20 worth of merchandise Tuesday -- including four packs of Swedish fish candies -- from Super Stop & Shop, 760 Villa Ave.
Marilyn Bonilla, 45, of Rakoczy Avenue, was charged with sixth-degree larceny, and released on a $250 bond. Police said Bonilla has been arrested 31 times in Connecticut and has served time in prison.
According to the report, store employees saw Bonilla put some merchandise in her purse. She went to a self-checkout lane, paying for some items, but not the ones in her purse. She had concealed the candy, as well as one bar of Dove soap and two bottles of baby lotion.
Police said Bonilla had plenty of cash in her possession and when asked why she didn't just pay for the merchandise, she allegedly answered that she "was being stupid."
She is scheduled to appear Jan. 28 in Bridgeport Superior Court.